Recently during one of my rally schools, I was asked, “what is a tulip rally?”

Let’s start with what a TULIP is:

A tulip is a graphical portrayal of a Route Instruction (RI), generally needing no accompanying text. A sign or landmark may be incorporated in a tulip if needed, and of course a CAST (Change Average Speed To) if used in a Time Speed Distance (TSD) Road Rally.  Tulips are often used on the popular TOURING and ENDURANCE and Brisk Gravel TSD Rallies in the NorthWest.  They are a staple of STAGE RALLIES where PACE NOTES are not used.

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We sell a lot of lightbars, lightpods, and brushbars. And I get asked all the time for: “the best lights possible” So I am writing a series of articles on DRIVING LIGHTS to help dispel some myths and shed some light on the many factors that go into choosing the best lights for your needs. PART 1

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A lot of our customers are new to Subaru ownership having switched from bigger SUV’s or Trucks to Subaru’s because they have better fuel economy and are just simply more comfortable to drive but still have off road capability.  Subaru has built its brand around their symmetrical All Wheel Drive system which performs very well in most conditions, it’s perfectly suited for snow, gravel, mud or sand but when trails get deeper and the rocks get taller Subaru’s just don’t have the clearance needed to make it through that washout or water crossing.  We don’t want you to have to cut your adventure short or feel like you’re going to do damage to your vehicle so by popular demand we’ve worked continuously to develop products to lift your car without degrading the on road performance. Continue reading

 

Oil change access holes in Skidplates are a paradox that we encounter continuously at Primitive Racing.  You’re putting large holes directly under the two most vulnerable places of your engine, the main two places the Skidplate is designed to protect.  So the decision should be clear, but unfortunately not. Continue reading

 

Right now, LED lights are all the rage. Super bright, low draw on the altenator, long life, and expensive. Hundreds of cheap Chinese made alternatives getting cheaper every day appearing on eBay…

But what many people don’t think about, especially when used in racing or rally applications, is that the small lenses of LED lightbars can’t focus a tight pattern and project a lot of lumens out past 500 yards. Sure they are super bright when your buddy stands in front of it, but how good is it on a back road and you are hauling the mail so to speak. Continue reading